I love all the different tours you can take at Walt Disney World. As someone who has been visiting WDW since the 1970’s I’m always amazed by the new things I learn when I take a tour.
The Taste of the Magic Kingdom VIP Tour is a relatively new tour that everyone should take at least once!
Taste of the Magic Kingdom VIP Tour
Make sure you’re hungry! Within minutes of arrival at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, you’ll be feasting on a giant Mickey shaped cinnamon bun and coffee.
The tour starts early – arrival at Tony’s is 8:45 a.m. After check-in the tour group (not a large group – about 12 people) head into the restaurant for a seat on the indoor porch overlooking Main Street USA. Everyone takes a moment to introduce themselves, tell where they are from and what their favorite Disney snack is. You soon discover “it’s a small world!” when members of the group live just a couple of miles from you.
Do you want to discover how food memories are made as you taste your way through the kitchens of Magic Kingdom park? Remember the first time you tried a Dole Whip? Or maybe you eat a turkey leg every time you come to the park? No matter what your favorite Disney snack is – food is an essential part of the Walt Disney World vacation experience.
On this 3-hour experience VIP tour you will:
Uncover the Magic Behind the Meals
Hear stories from the chefs and Cast Members that bring creative and delicious meals to life each day at the Magic Kingdom.
As with all Disney tours, the line-up and exact itinerary can change. Our tour included touring through Casey’s Corner, The Diamond Horseshoe, Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd, Skipper Canteen, Aloha Isle, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, the “grey stuff” outside Gaston’s Tavern, Pecos Bills Tall Tale Inn and Cafe and lots of discussion as we roamed by some of everyone’s other favorite spots!
You will enjoy access to backstage kitchens and working areas that have never before been shared with Guests. See what goes into the production of serving millions of guests each year and interact with the creative experts behind these memorable meal experiences.
Find out how Casey’s Corner gets all those hot dogs out all day long in a kitchen no bigger than the one in my house! A kitchen that can’t accommodate more than 6 or 8 people in it at one time!
Delight in Delicious Tastings
Be sure to bring your appetite because you’ll be tasting an incredible assortment of sweet and savory flavors!
Because the tour starts early in the morning, many of the locations you’ll visit are not yet open to park guests. As many times as I have been in and out of the restaurants in the Magic Kingdom – I have never seen any of them empty!
It’s a totally different look at many of them when you see them with no guests inside!
While you eat, listen to one of the chefs discuss how they do what they do – serve thousands of guests per day!
Taste the Future
I think one of my favorite parts was the last stop of the tour when you get to not only taste a new dish being created for the parks but you also get to fill out a rating form. To actually have a part in the decision of whether or not an item makes it into the parks is amazing!
Because your last tasting is still in development, no pictures are allowed!
Your VIP Guides will take care of everything. Although a relatively new tour experience, the WDW Tour Guides have already re-worked the experience based on participant’s input.
As the mom of a food allergy sufferer, I was super pleased to see accommodations were made for an allergy sufferer in our group. Disney never fails to come through when it comes to food allergies!
- Price: $99 per person, plus tax (valid park admission is required and not included in the price of this experience)
- Dates: This experience is currently offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
- Reservations: Book online – or call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463
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